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Jalapeno and Goat Cheese Hush Puppies

 

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1-1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1-1/2 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp coarse Kosher salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp beaten egg
1-1/2 Tbsp chopped seeded jalapeno chile
4 oz coarsely crumbled soft fresh goat cheese (about 1 cup) canola oil or vegetable oil (for deep-frying)

 

Whisk first 6 ingredients in medium bowl to blend.  Whisk buttermilk, egg, and chile in small bowl to blend.  Stir buttermilk mixture and cheese into dry ingredients.

Add enough oil to deep medium saucepan to reach 1-1/2 inches.  Attach deep-fry thermometer to pan; heat oil to 320° F to 330° F over medium heat.  Working in batches of 4 or 5, drop batter by tablespoonful’s into oil.  Cook until golden, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes.  Using slotted spoon, transfer hush puppies to paper towels.

DO AHEAD:  Can be made 2 hours ahead.  Let stand at room temperature.  Rewarm until crisp in 375° F oven, 12 to 14 minutes.

(Makes about 18)

 

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12/02/2011 - Posted by | Bread

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